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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Naturalization Ceremony

Few things can reaffirm your faith in government and country like a naturalization ceremony.

I attended yesterday morning's event at Bethel University to watch a very special person, Martha Moreno, cap a seven-year journey toward citizenship. Here she is with U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim, who presided over the ceremony.

In all, 656 people representing 90 different countries took the oath of citizenship, recited the pledge and watched a video from President George W. Bush welcoming everyone to the "joy, responsibility and freedom of American citizenship."

Congratulations to you all!


Anonymous said...

Some people cry at weddings. I cry at naturalization ceremonies.

Anonymous said...

It is great to see that this country welcome diversity